HyperDic: leak

English > 9 senses of the word leak:
VERBcommunicationleaktell anonymously
communicationleak, leak outbe leaked
changeleakenter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
changeleakhave an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out
NOUNobjectleakan accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
stateleaksoft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
processleak, wetting, making water, passing watera euphemism for urination
eventleak, escape, leakage, outflowthe discharge of a fluid from some container
communicationleak, news leakunauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
leak > pronunciation
Soundsliy'k
Rhymesantique ... wreak: 54 rhymes with iyk...
English > leak: 9 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningAn accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape.
Example"one of the tires developed a leak"
BroaderholeAn opening into or through something
Spanishagujero, escape, gotera, pérdida
Verbsleakhave an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out
leakenter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
English > leak: 9 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningSoft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi.
Broadersoft rotmushy or slimy decay of plants caused by bacteria or fungi
English > leak: 9 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA euphemism for urination.
Example"he had to take a leak"
Synonymswetting, making water, passing water
Broadermicturition, urinationThe discharge of urine
Usage ofeuphemismAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
Spanishpipi
Adjectivesleakyused informally
English > leak: 9 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningThe discharge of a fluid from some container.
Example "he had to clean up the leak"
Synonymsescape, leakage, outflow
Broaderdischarge, outpouring, runThe pouring forth of a fluid
Spanishderrame, escape, fuga
Catalanescapament, fuga, fuita
Adjectivesleakypermitting the unwanted passage of fluids or gases
Verbsleakhave an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out
leakenter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure
English > leak: 9 senses > noun 5, communication
Meaningunauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information.
Synonymnews leak
Broaderdisclosure, revelation, revealingThe speech act of making something evident / evident
Spanishfiltración
Adjectivesleakyprone to communicate confidential information
Verbsleaktell anonymously
leakbe leaked
English > leak: 9 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningtell anonymously.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Example"The news were leaked to the paper"
Cause tobreak, get out, get aroundBe released or become known
Broaderunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncoverMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
Spanishdivulgar, filtrarse, filtrar
Catalandivulgar, filtrar
Nounsleakunauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
leakera surreptitious informant
English > leak: 9 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningBe leaked.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
Synonymleak out
Broaderbreak, get out, get aroundBe released or become known
Spanishfiltrarse, trascender
Nounsleakunauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
leakera surreptitious informant
English > leak: 9 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningEnter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Examples
  • "Water leaked out of the can into the backpack"
  • "Gas leaked into the basement"
Broaderissue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egressCome out of
Spanishfiltrar
Catalanfiltrar
Nounsleak, leakagethe discharge of a fluid from some container
leakan accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
English > leak: 9 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningHave an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out.
PatternSomething ----s
Examples
  • "The container leaked gasoline"
  • "the roof leaks badly"
Entailsbreak, wear, wear out, bust, fall apartgo to pieces
Narrowerbilge, take in watertake in water at the bilge
Spanishgotear, rezumar
Catalandegotar, gotejar
Nounsleak, leakagethe discharge of a fluid from some container
leakan accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape

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